Aseprite's main goal is to be a tool to create animations. The timeline gives you total control over frames and cels.

First of all you should learn the difference between a frame and a cel.

Common Operations

  1. Add a new frame copying the current one
  2. Add a new empty frame
  3. Copy frames or cels
  4. Move frames or cels
  5. Remove frames
  6. Reuse frames
  7. Tag several frames
  8. Change the duration of a specific frame
  9. Copy frames to other file
  10. Loop a section
  11. Reverse frames

Onion Skinning

See the Onion Skinning section.


Timeline | Onion Skinning | Continuous Layers